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Guilin and Yangshuo Day Tour with Li River Cruise and Reed Flute Cave

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    What to Expect
    An English-speaking guide will pick you up in the morning from your hotel in Guilin city center and transfer you to take the cruise on the Li River, which landscape seems to be straight out of a movie.

    The cruise along the river is a truly unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery there’s something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Many of the karst formations are, with a little imagination, reminiscent of animals and objects, with names such as 'Elephant Trunk Hill', 'Sword Cut Cliff', 'Reclining Flower Vase Hill' and many more. Between these spectacular limestone peaks you’ll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. You may also see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you’re very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants. You will have a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch on the cruise.

    Once in Yangshuo, you will have some time to stop at the ‘world’s biggest market’ to pickup some things for yourself or souvenirs for friends or family (at own expense). Then your guide will take you to have a walk along the West Street. This tiny S-shaped street is mainly inhabited by foreigners now, hence its name. The street itself has over 1,400 years of history, when there were only a few grocery stores on the street. Currently, it is one of the melting pots of traditional, modern, and foreign culture.

    On the way back to Guilin you will have the chance to visit the Reed Flute Cave, a brilliant cave marked on almost all travel itineraries. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside of it, with which people make flutes out of. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition. Illuminated by colored lighting, the fantastic spectacle is found in many variations along this 240-meter-long cave.

    After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Guilin City center
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop off in Guilin
    • Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
    • Transport by vehicle
    • Professional and friendly English-speaking guide
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
    • Gratuities
    • Additional food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Passport copy is required when booking this tour to buy the cruise tickets
    • Passport is required on the travel date
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Thank you, Effie, for a perfect day in Guilin! We learned a lot more about chinese culture than we could expect and got also the best recommodations for foot massage and beer fish... The booked tour was perfectly orgamized and more than worthy. Knud +...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank advisorie
    Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

    Our tour guide Kathy was very knowledgeable and great. We were able to see all key highlights in Yangshuo.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jon S
    Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

    We had the most wonderful and memorable day in the Li River Cruise and visit to Yangshuo. The boat is perfect, new, super comfortable. The food was great as well, and the scenery is just breathtaking. I highly recommend this plan while in Guilin.

    Thank 506isabellav
    Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

    My wife and I had a very enjoyable two days in these two places. Amy was our guide and took care of everything from airport in Guilin to travel to the Li River Cruise in Yangshuo. We stayed at the Li River Resort after our...More

    3  Thank ericbA9457LD
    Reviewed September 29, 2018

    What a beautiful city Guilin is. Nestled surrounded by pretty lakes and rivers fantastic lit up at night with the pagodas and boats around the lake, well worth a longer stay. Li river cruise was excellent plenty of photo opportunities of limestone mountains and farmland....More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    2  Thank cplecas
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